The 80’s

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off [1986]

If there ever was a case of truancy, this is it.  “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, from director John Hughes (“16 Candles”, “The Breakfast Club”) and starring Matthew Broderick, is probably the best “teen” film ever made. I first watched it some 10 years ago, but looking back at […]

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An American Werewolf In London [1981]

Director John Landis was just 19 years old when he wrote this imaginative and deliciously creepy horror film starring David Naughton and Griffin Dunne as two young American backpackers who venture onto the Yorkshire Moors one night despite being warned by the suspicious people of the Slaughtered Lamb not […]

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Videodrome [1983]

A landmark film of the commercial/independent movement of the 1980’s, David Cronenberg’s story of violence and television still rings true today. Max Renn (James Woods) is a cable station operator who begins to see his life spin out of control when his abdomen suddenly grows a vagina-like opening […]

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Airplane! [1980]

Remembering funny man Leslie Nielsen who died at the age of 84 on sunday.  “Airplane!” is probably the funniest movie Nielsen has ever starred in (unless you’re a die hard fan of his “Naked Gun” trilogy). His role in the film may have been a supporting one, but I can’t […]

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The Evil Dead [1981]

Five friends travel to a cabin in the mountains where they find evil spirits lurking around in the forest. One by one, they become possessed by the demon and develop the ability to chop each other to death! With only one of them still standing, it’s up to […]

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Wall Street [1987]

A young stockbroker eager to get on top becomes the apprentice (so to speak) of a greedy and ruthless broker in this powerful movie directed by Oliver Stone. Michael Douglas gives a fine performance in his oscar winning role as Gorkon Gekko, the man who believes that “greed is […]

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The Abyss [1989]

“When it comes to the safety of these people, there’s me and then there’s God, understand?”. Exciting underwater adventure about a diving team that encounters an alien aquatic species while searching for a lost nuclear submarine. Ed Harris leads a solid cast in this incredibly entertaining movie from […]

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Back To The Future [1985]

“Wait a minute, Doc, are you trying to tell me that my mother has got the hots for me?” If you can find a movie as original and fun to watch as “Back to the Future”, im all ears. With Robert Zemeckis behind the cameras, you know you’re […]

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Gandhi [1982]

“They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, then they will have my dead body. NOT MY OBEDIENCE!”. Extremely well told biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the small time lawyer who became the leader of the indian revolution against the british empire through his philosophy of […]

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The Breakfast Club [1985]

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all”. The Breakfast Club” is one of the coolest movies of the 80’s (my favorite remains “Ferris Bueller’s day off)”. And I admit that it took me a long time to finally watch it. […]

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